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Old 11-07-2003, 12:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy sound wont work...


I have recently installed slackware 9.1, and had some problems wich I am trying to solve now.. But I did'nt have any problems with the sound. I just had to figure out how to set up the alsa stuff.. . Well, just one day when I were booting up, I recived a message when I was logging in on X... It said something about that the file /dev/dsp were missing, and the sound did'nt work.. Well, /dev/dsp does exist, but there is a @ behind it.. But I would'nt think that would make a difference, there are several files in /dev with a @ behind it...

I had recompiled the kernel on the boot before, but I did'nt touch anything that had with the sound to do at all... Well, actually, it seemes like the changes I did in my kernel did'nt make any change...

Why does'nt my sound work? I cant take this anymore! I need my music!!!
Old 11-07-2003, 01:10 PM   #2
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You need to re-install alsa drivers after re-doing the kernel
Old 11-07-2003, 02:07 PM   #3
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well, that did'nt work at all... It's still the same problem...
Old 06-06-2006, 02:35 AM   #4
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Well - for what it's worth - I have had the same problem suddenly appear. I believe that in my case, it was caused by a failed update from Mandriva (my system Mandriva 2006.0 64 bit). I now get messages to the effect that the driver is already in the kernel, and therefor can't be installed. I don't have the exact message as i have not yet written down the message (pencil? paper? how quaint...)

I have never had problems with souind b4, and this is really turning into a marathon - I have followed the advice in another post here - dl'd all the latest alsa stuff and built/installed all of it - but still no luck.

Luckily i have my pda hooked up for music so i don't have withdrawal <sp?> but i would like to be able to play my main source again ...

I am wondering if some libraries were incorrect in the make due to 64 bit libs? Anyone ? - should i start diggin through the make files ?

Thanks all - and sorry for the long post - just frustration ...


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